In this article, we will learn how to read the co-ordinates of a point drawn on the graph. A graph consists of four parts called the four quadrants. The horizontal line in the middle of the graph is called the x-axis. The vertical line drawn in the middle of the graph is called the y-axis. Let us look at an example. Consider the point drawn on the graph below.

We read the graph points as follows:

**Step 1: **

Draw a vertical line from the point to the x-axis. The point where the line meets the x-axis is the **x-coordinate of the point**. The x-coordinate of the point in our example is 2.

**Step 2:**

Draw a vertical line from the point to the y-axis. The point where the line meets the y-axis is the **y-coordinate of the point**. The y-coordinate of the point in our example is 3.

**Step 3: **

The coordinates of the point as given as (x,y). In our example the coordinates of the point are (2,3). This can be seen in the image below.

**Example 2:**

Let us look at another example. Consider the point in the image below.

Following the three steps explained above we see that the coordinates of the point are (-4,-3)